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Mom’s Potato Soup & Homemade Cinnamon Rolls!

Written by Jennie Nollette

Happy Fall Everyone!!! I know it is a little premature, but I am just in love the fall season. Finally the weather is starting to cool down, football has started ~ all sorts of good things happen in the fall!

Since I was in the fall mood, there is nothing I love more than a big bowl of homemade soup. I have many favorites but one of my all time favorites is Potato soup. I know there are a million recipes out there, some full of major calories, I decided this time to pass on the extra calories and make the soup my mother always made. 

This is probably one of the easiest soups to make. You start by peeling and chopping 4 medium potatoes. Add those and 2 cups water to a stock pot. Then peel and chop 5 medium carrots.  We had some fresh ones from our garden, since those come in all sizes just add however many you like. If you are out of fresh, frozen carrots work well too. Add the carrots to the stock pot, bring to boil and cook until tender.

Next add 2 ½ cups milk, ham and ½ cup onion to the pot. If I am being lazy I will go buy the pre-chopped ham and dump that in. Add however much you like. I actually prefer Canadian bacon but ham is usually cheaper & easier to find. Then the recipe calls for 1 cup of cream.  I never use cream, I just use another cup of milk. Whisk into the milk or cream 3 tablespoons of flour to help thicken. Add that mixture to the pot. Let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes making sure to stir, so the bottom doesn’t burn.

There you have it a very yummy, good for the waistline kind of soup. 🙂

Leslie & I were talking the other day how we like to eat out of our big mugs, so I just had to use my most favorite one for this soup! I swear it tastes better out of it.

Mom’s Potato Soup

4 Med Potatoes

2 c. Water

5 Med Carrots

2 ½ c. Milk

1 c. Cream (or milk)

½ c Onion

Ham

3 Tblsp Flour

Cook first 3 ingredients. Add milk, onion & ham. Whisk together cream and flour add to pot. Simmer until thick and hot.

I had to include this one…this is what Brent see’s when he watches over my shoulder, impatiently waiting for cinnamon rolls!

Also, since we are talking fall ~ a couple of weeks ago Brent’s Aunt Eva taught my mother-in-law Terri and me how to make her cinnamon rolls.  I had to do a practice round by myself to see if I could make them as good as her. Well…not quite but close! I got a little over excited when cutting them so they were large and took longer to cook!  They ended up really doughy but oh man they tasted good!  Ah!  I’m drooling.

What is your favorite fall soup?  

 

About the author

Jennie Nollette

I am an Omaha native now living in the beautiful town of Valentine, Nebraska. If you haven’t visited you must! It is a gorgeous town that boosts its natural beauty. I am also a wife and mother of two beautiful little girls, living the daily struggle of balancing all life has to offer. My greatest joy is getting to spend time with my family, whether it’s cooking, dancing or traveling, we do our best to take it all in and enjoy every moment.

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